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Mary O'Brien Killeen
Senior CV Coach & Interview Trainer
Mary is a former bank manager and throughout her career she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in interview techniques and compiling written reports.
She has also successfully managed her own two businesses employing a staff of circa 15 which honed her people management skills.
She is a fully qualified financial advisor.
You might like to know a little about Mary when she’s not working with clients – HERE
Patricia is an experienced and highly-successful Career Coach. She has mentored candidates to achieve successful career outcomes all over Ireland, and, indeed, overseas.
In 1990, she founded the first private college (Park College, Galway) to provide a repeat Leaving Certificate programme to second-level students in the west of Ireland. A pioneer and an innovator throughout her life in education, she saw over 2,500 students pass through the college.
Working closely with so many students helped to develop Patricia’s in-depth knowledge of careers. She possesses an expertise in helping people to realise their full potential.
She is an Honours Graduate of Business Studies from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, an Honours Graduate from NUI Galway with a B. Comm, a. H. Dip. in Education, and a Bachelor of Law (LLB).
You can read her Career Blog HERE
Deirdre May is a Limerick woman who forged a highly-successful career in sales and marketing.
She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a degree in Speech and Language Therapy, and later moved into sales and marketing and enjoyed 12 years of great success with French Pharmaceutical company, Servier Laboratories.
Throughout her career, Deirdre honed her excellent interpersonal and communication skills. It is these skills, plus her dynamic personality, that she brings to Sli Nua Careers in the Limerick region.
Having both therapeutic and business backgrounds, she provides a unique perspective on navigating today’s complex career issues.
Internationally Certified user of Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and its related instruments.
You can read her blog HERE
John Moloney is a retired Primary School Principal and current community activist with over 40 years’ experience of disadvantaged education and advancing the lives of people and communities.
Prior to being a Principal, he was a Primary School Teacher (with experience of all classes from Junior Infants to Sixth Class), Learning Support Co-Ordinator and Home-School-Community Liaison Co-Ordinator.
John played a key leadership role in the initiation, implementation and successful on-going development of many, Dundalk, initiatives tackling educational disadvantage and social marginalisation.
John’s authentic commitment and altruism is evident in his on-going voluntary leadership roles.
His experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of the selection and interview process and how you can present yourself in the best possible light.
John is externally focused, thoughtful and unselfish with outstanding people skills.
Fintan served for 38 years as an Officer in the Defence Forces and retired in the rank of Commandant. During his service with the Defence Forces, he held a wide range of appointments both at home and abroad. He has served with the United Nations (UN), the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the European Union Force (EUFOR).
His career in the Defence Forces has included appointments in Training, Logistics, Planning and Personnel Management.
He has experience of being a member of Interview Boards to fill appointments at all levels in the Defence Forces. Fintan has a Degree in Public Management and is a graduate of the Military College, Command and Staff Course.
Read my Career Blog HERE
Mary has worked in office administration for over 20 years. With an entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic, she has successfully set up her own Virtual Office Assistant home based business.
She provides sales and office management support to senior staff in an international publishing company.
Her attention to detail, excellent organisational and time management skills means that every task is completed to the highest possible standard.
Mary holds a B.A. in Information Systems Management, from IT Tralee, Diploma in Social Media from Pitman Training College and a Diploma in Supervisory Management from the Institute of Commercial Management.
Her interests include fashion, walking, vintage cars and animal welfare.
Maureen is a passionate Human Rights activist with over 10 years of experience, dedicated to advocating for justice and dignity. Through her research, policy work, and promotion of equality, she strives to make a social difference wherever she goes.
As a motivational speaker, Maureen empowers others in their career development, inspiring them to reach their full potential.
With skills in professional social media development and LinkedIn profile optimisation, she enables individuals to cultivate a strong digital career image.
Her multifaceted approach, unwavering commitment, and expertise in career coaching, education and advocacy make her a valuable asset in driving positive change and fostering an inclusive society.
LinkedIn Blog: HERE
Arthur has 30 years’ experience in the education sector in Ireland, Switzerland and the UK. He has been a principal teacher for 14 years, and has significant experience in recruitment for the sector sitting on interview panels for many schools. He has sat on Boards of Management at secondary and primary levels.
He is a graduate of NUI Galway with a BA in Mathematics and Economics, and a H. Dip. in Education. He also holds a PGCE from the University of Wales, and a P.G. Dip. in Ed L. from NUI Maynooth.
A qualified mentor, he mentors newly appointed principal teachers with the Centre for School Leadership and the Irish Primary Principals’ Network.
His special interests include music, photography, culture and social history; and he has travelled extensively. He has worked in India with Global Schoolroom & University College Dublin, training teachers. He’s a member of the Teacher Network of the National Gallery of Ireland. A Galway man, he enjoys GAA sports and prefers the ‘smaller’ ball to the ‘larger’ one.
Breda has dedicated 40 years to Ireland’s healthcare system, gaining extensive insight and expertise in public service recruitment, particularly within the HSE. Her comprehensive experience spans both sides of the recruitment process, as she frequently participated in interview boards while also providing training and mentoring to interview candidates. Proficient in report writing and editing, Breda excels in helping individuals unlock their full potential, deriving immense satisfaction from guiding them toward successful careers.
She initiated her career as a Speech and Language Therapist and subsequently rose to senior managerial roles across various HSE services, eventually assuming a senior management position in disability services. Her educational background includes a Masters degree in Clinical Speech and Language Studies, a BSc. degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Trinity College Dublin, a Management diploma, and multiple certificates in counselling ,career training and coaching.
Breda’s involvement extends beyond her healthcare career, as she has served on numerous Boards of Management, including Education & Training Boards, primary and post-primary schools, and has collaborated with adult literacy centres. She now offers her expertise to provide advice, guidance and support to individuals seeking employment, further education or training.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Breda enjoys music, travel and volunteer work in the disability sector.
A former teacher of Mathematics and Guidance & Counselling, Ann also has over 20 years’ experience as a Deputy Principal of a large secondary school in Co. Mayo.
She has a comprehensive understanding of, and interest in, all matters pertaining to the Irish education system at post-primary level.
She has been a Facilitator with National Induction Programme for Newly Qualified Teachers (NIPT) for many years.
Ann currently works with Hibernia College and University of Limerick as a Student Placement Tutor.
She is available to offer information, advice, guidance and support to clients seeking work, further education or training.
Stephanie (she/her) is a dedicated Coach and Community Facilitator on a mission to empower individuals in their pursuit of purposeful lives. Her passion lies in guiding her clients toward a future filled with clarity, confidence, and joy. Drawing on her experience spanning a decade in the non-profit and community development sectors, Stephanie is committed to helping her clients to confidently pursue their dreams.
With a Coaching certification from an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited trainer and a Masters in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto, Stephanie is well-equipped to lead her clients on a transformative journey.
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